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Featured GT Legends 2 Development Suspended - Alternative Solutions being Sought

Discussion in 'GT Legends' started by Paul Jeffrey, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    It has been confirmed that ongoing development of 'GT Legends 2' is now at a standstill with "alternatives" being investigated to continue progress on the new game.


    The announcement of a fresh GT Legends title in the works from new development team Tiny Feet Studios made headlines throughout the sim racing industry when we broke the story back in February last year, however things went rather quiet on the subject in the following months, leaving many fans to wonder exactly where the eagerly anticipated new game was heading as we roll into the first quarter of 2017.

    Unfortunately I can now confirm that any further progress with the simulation has been suspended by Tiny Feet Studios as Studio Head, and former Simbiin employee, Simon Lundell is suffering from a long-term illness.

    "Due to long-term illness with an unfortunate timing the development is currently at a standstill. We are investigating alternatives to get the work going as we know just how much you and we are eagerly craving for the legend to return"
    said Lundell in a statement to RaceDepartment.
    Of course in times like these the development of a new racing game comes a very distant second to one's ongoing health, and I am sure you will all join me in wishing Simon the best of luck for a swift and full recovery from his current illness. RaceDepartment sends it's best wishes to Simon and all at Tiny Feet Studios as alternatives are investigated to bring the game to our digital shelves.

    The above statement from Simon does hold out hope that an alternative solution is being sought to ensure this game makes it into a public release, and I am sure both Simon and Tiny Feet Studios will add further comments on the subject as and when the time is right to reveal more.

    We can often be a difficult and strong minded bunch of enthusiasts in the sim racing community, with very strong opinions of our favourite (and least favourite) simulations. I know Simon will be reading this article and comments, so why don't we all come together in the comments section as one and offer our best wishes to him during his recovery?

    For more news and discussions regarding both the original GT Legends by Simbin Studios, and the proposed sequel GT Legends 2, head on over to the sub forum and join the discussion. We will of course aim to keep you updated with all the latest news regarding GTL2, so stay tuned to RaceDepartment for more news.

    Do you still think a GT Legends game has a place in today's sim racing marketplace? Would you like to see a return of the fabled franchise? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. Paul Jeffrey

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    Sad to hear about the game progress slowing, but more so to hear of the illness. Best wishes mate and a speedy recovery!
     
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  3. PicoBp

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    Wishing Simon all the best!
     
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  4. Rupe Wilson

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    So sorry to hear your not well Simon, Get well soon..

    GTL was the first real sim i got into on RD, ive always loved everything about classic racing cars. and to be able to race them in a sim was just so good. The thought of a new GTL in a modern game engine is a treat to be hold.. so yes yes yes to proper GTL2.
     
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  5. Brandon Wright

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    Get well soon! Health matters more than games. :thumbsup:
     
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  6. north

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    Sucks about the illness, sorry to hear. Best wishes mate. Get well for the sake of yourself and your family/friends first and foremost.
     
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  7. Denis Betty

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    Yep, I feel the same as Rupe.
    I really do hope that you get well soon Simon.
     
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  8. Andy Jackson

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    Bad news indeed. Get well soon Simon.
     
  9. Marc Collins

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    Very sad news all around.
     
  10. aka2k

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    Give the development to HistorX team and we'll kick ass.
     
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  11. alexSchmurtz

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    Sad news, wishing Simon a speedy recovery! Health is much more important than any game...
     
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    Things did seem too quiet. I had assumed it was down to the difficulty of starting a new development team but its sad to hear its due to ill health.

    There are a lot of exciting developments in sim racing at the moment but none come close to the possibility of GT Legends 2 for me. So I really hope it happens some day. We've waited 10 years so I suppose we can wait a few more.
     
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    Hope you get well soon! Simon > game.
     
  14. Blimey

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    Probably deciding on whether to join Simbin and develop GTR3 together and sell the GTL as a DLC.
     
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  15. Bram Hengeveld

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    Get well soon Simon, as historical game content needs a little bit of ageing we can wait.
     
  16. Peter Eckhardt

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    I love historical cars . Its for me a must have . Please dont stop GT Legend 2 and all the best for Simon
     
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    Yes, I personally think you have something there, as it would make sense...but sad to hear about Simon, wishing him a speedy recovery.
     
  18. Kenny Paton

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    Hope you keep better Simon and return to good heath.
     
  19. Alex72

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    Health issues has been my daily life for a year now and it sucks a**. Get well and i hope you have a speedy recovery, Simon.
     
  20. Alex Townsend

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    I never got to try Legends as I wasn't a PC user back then but feel I'd like to try it now.

    Hope you get well soon Simon. Your health, friends and family are more important right now. RL always trumps VL
    Get well soon!